Archive for June, 2010

House Speaker David Ralston Names Hillary S. Stringfellow to the State Ethics Commission

ATLANTA – House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) today named Hillary S. Stringfellow to the State Ethics Commission. (more…)

Rep. Dempsey to Help States Safely Reduce Number of Children in Foster Care

ATLANTA – State Representative Katie Dempsey (R-Rome) served as a guest speaker this week at the Georgia Mini Institute on Safely Reducing the Number of Children in Foster Care. This mini institute brings together state teams consisting of executive, judicial, and legislative representatives from seven states to Atlanta to learn about child welfare reform. The event runs from Wednesday, June 23 to Friday, June 25. (more…)

Representative Kevin Levitas Honored as “Legislator of the Year” by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce

ATLANTA – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce has selected State Representative Kevin Levitas (D-Atlanta) as a 2010 Legislator of the Year. The Chamber gives this award annually to members of the Georgia General Assembly who go above and beyond on behalf of the state’s business community during the legislative session. (more…)

Representative Lynn Smith (HD 70) Honored as “Legislator of the Year” by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce

ATLANTA – State Representative Lynn Smith (R-Newnan) was recently selected as a 2010 Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. The Georgia Chamber of Commerce gives this award annually to members of the Georgia General Assembly who go above and beyond on behalf of the state’s business community during the legislative session. (more…)

Rep. Collins Comments on the Veto of His Legislation Benefiting Lupus, Kidney Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis Research

ATLANTA – State Representative Toney Collins (D-Conyers) today released the following statement in response to Governor Sonny Perdue’s decision to veto House Bill 1272, legislation that would have allowed taxpayers the option to make voluntary contributions to lupus, kidney disease, and multiple sclerosis research through individual income tax returns: (more…)